Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental bonding provides patients with cosmetic benefits. Bonding can repair a broken or chipped tooth or close gaps between teeth without the need for lengthy orthodontic treatments. 

If you want to improve your smile, dental veneers are a simple option. Veneers are thin coverings that are placed over the front (visible) part of the tooth. They look like natural teeth. Veneers can be used to correct a wide range of dental issues such as chipped teeth or uneven spacing. 

Enamel reshaping is a process of contouring natural teeth to improve their overall appearance. To reshape enamel, we use the same kind of tools used to polish teeth during a routine cleaning. The goal is to remove a very small amount of enamel from the surface to create a smoother look. Enamel shaping is typically done without an anesthetic.

For some patients, combining treatments is the best way to achieve satisfactory results. A smile makeover is a customized treatment plan that aims to dramatically enhance the overall appearance of your smile through procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental implants, crowns, and teeth whitening. 

A brilliant, white smile can brighten your entire appearance. The take-home teeth whitening kits at our office are proven to work in as little as three treatments, dramatically lightening the shade of your teeth. We also offer in-office laser whitening which can dramatically improve your smile in just one short appointment.

Achieve a straight, beautiful smile with Invisalign®. This advanced, virtually invisible alignment system provides patients with all of the benefits of traditional braces while offering the added convenience of discretionary treatment and removable trays.

Restorative Dentistry

Dental implants are the gold standard in teeth replacement. Using biocompatible materials, dental implants are secured into your jaw bone, creating a secure, long-lasting foundation for restorations such as dentures, bridges, and crowns. 

Missing teeth can make it difficult to eat and smile comfortably, which can dramatically impact your quality of life. We offer both traditional and implant-supported dental bridges to seamlessly restore our patients’ smiles. We use only the highest-quality materials to create bridges that not only look completely natural, but can last for years with proper care. 

Do you have broken, chipped, or missing teeth or want a brighter, more aesthetic smile? A traditional dental crown is used to restore the function, form, and appearance of teeth that are too badly damaged for a filling. We offer metal-free, cosmetic dental crowns that seamlessly blend with your surrounding teeth so you can be confident when you smile. 

While technological advancements have created more and more restorative options for patients with missing teeth, dentures have been the time-tested method for replacing an entire arch of teeth. We provide custom-made dentures to patients with numerous missing teeth.For patients who want a more permanent solution, we offer implant supported dentures. Implant supported dentures use dental implants to secure your denture.

General Dentistry

Caring for your oral health should be a priority. Just as you would visit your doctor for regular check-ups, you should undergo routine dental cleanings and exams. Routine dental cleanings and exams are essential not only for your oral health but also your overall well-being. Serious dental conditions such as periodontal disease have been tied to heart disease, stroke, and other issues.

Periodontal therapy involves the prevention and treatment of gum disease.  We are dedicated to our patients and offer effective non-surgical treatment. If your condition calls for more aggressive therapy, we can also refer you to a trusted, local periodontist. 

Extracting a troublesome or damaged tooth is sometimes necessary for your dental health, but it is also important to follow up with restorative treatment options. Without further action, your remaining teeth will begin to shift out of place, and your jawbone could atrophy. Your doctor will help you decide what treatment may be the best for you, whether dental implants, dentures, or a dental bridge. In some cases, socket preservation can be performed immediately following an extraction to expedite the process.

Pain while chewing or new sensitivity when your teeth are exposed to hot or cold temperatures often indicates a dental infection. For teeth that have become infected, we can perform safe, effective root canal therapy to remove bacteria and prevent the need for extraction. This procedure can be performed entirely at our office, where we use cutting-edge technology and offer different sedation options for your comfort and convenience.



Serving the Upper Cumberland, one smile at a time.

©2020 Dr. L.G. Puckett